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What is IRS Form 8868?

Tax-exempt organizations use Form 8868 to request an extension of time to file their annual return to IRS (Internal Revenue Service). Form 8868 can be used to request up to six months to file for any of the below listed returns.

Non-profits and tax-exempt organizations are required to file Form 990-N, 990-EZ, or other series of 990 Return annually to report to report activity and finances the IRS and maintain the transparency of the organization's financial activities. Failure to keep up with filing the return on time may result in the loss of tax-exempt status.

Form 8868 cannot be used to extend the deadline for Form 990-N. Organizations may only request a maximum of 6-month extension to file their correct tax returns for the tax year. Form 8868 must be filed by the organization's income tax filing deadline to request an extension.

Note: The IRS only accepts electronic filing of Form 8868 after March 17, 2024.

IRS Form 8868

Who Needs to File Form 8868?

Extension Form 8868 can be used by any tax-exempt organization or trustee of a trust seeking additional time to report annual return to IRS. As of January 2024, the 8868 can now be used to extend time to file excise taxes related to employee benefit plans. Extension Form 8868 must be filed by the original due date and only provides a maximum of 6-month extension.

Compatible Tax Forms
Form 990 or Form 990-EZ Form 4720 (other than individual)
Form 4720 (individual) Form 5227
Form 990-PF Form 6069
Form 990-T (sec. 401(a) or 408(a) trust Form 8870
Form 990-T (trust other than above) Form 5330 (individual)
Form 990-T (corporation) Form 5330 (other than individual)
Form 1041-A

When is the Deadline to file IRS Form 8868?

The deadline to file Form 8868 is May 15th, if you are following a Fiscal Tax Year, then the deadline is the 15th Day of the 5th Month after your tax year ends. For any of your tax related queries, please e-mail our Customer Support team at support@tax2efile.com or call us at (703) 229-0326.

Note: If the due date/deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday, the filer will need to E-file on the next business day.

How to E-File 8868 Tax Extension Form?

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  • Enter the Organization details such as name, EIN, Address
  • Choose the extension type
  • Enter the tax details such as tax payments if filing for Forms 990-BL, 990-PF, 990-T, 4720, or 6069

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Still Have Questions?

Form 8868 is used by tax-exempt organizations to request a 6-month extension to file their tax return.

The deadline to file Form 8868 is the 15th day of the 5th month after the ending month of your organization’s accounting period. Please refer to the IRS link to see the exact date .

The tax period beginning date and ending date of your organization should be on the first letter that the IRS sent you. If you no longer have access to the letter, please contact the IRS at 877-829-5500

The IRS does not ask for an explanation on why Form 8868 is being filed.

No, the IRS will have the acceptance of the 8868 Forms on record and will not be required to have the form attached with any initial tax return.

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Tax2efile does not do corrections or amendments for Form 8868. If you would like to make any changes to the extension, please contact the IRS at 877-829-5500.

Tax2efile will allow you to file your Form 8868 and will transmit the form over to the IRS however, your form will get rejected due to late filling.

Form 8868 provides a 6-month extension to file an organization’s tax return.

No, Form 8868 does not support Form 990-N.

If you have more questions, please refer to our FAQ page.

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